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  1. Mustang Closed Cell Neoprene Hood - Red

    Special Price $60.51 Regular Price $77.08
  2. Mustang Sentinel™ Series Dry Suit Liner - XL

    Special Price $252.83 Regular Price $358.29
  3. Mustang Sentinel™ Series Dry Suit Liner - L1

    Special Price $252.83 Regular Price $358.29
  4. Mustang Deluxe Anti-Exposure Coverall & Work Suit - XL

    Special Price $628.29 Regular Price $879.66
  5. MustangDeluxe Anti-Exposure Coverall & Work Suit - Large

    Special Price $628.29 Regular Price $879.66
  6. MustangDeluxe Anti-Exposure Coverall & Work Suit - Medium

    Special Price $628.29 Regular Price $879.66
  7. Mustang Deluxe Anti-Exposure Coverall & Work Suit - Small

    Special Price $791.69 Regular Price $879.66
  8. Mustang Deluxe Anti-Exposure Coverall & Work Suit - Medium

    Special Price $628.29 Regular Price $879.66
  9. Mustang Neoprene Cold Water Immersion Suit w/Harness - Adult Oversized

    Special Price $505.99 Regular Price $674.27
  10. Mustang Neoprene Cold Water Immersion Suit w/Harness - Adult Universal

    Special Price $467.36 Regular Price $619.93
  11. Mustang Ice Commander™ Rescue Suit - Gold

    Special Price $916.70 Regular Price $1,297.38
  12. First Watch RS-1002 Ice Rescue Suit - Hi-Vis Yellow

    Special Price $736.60 Regular Price $1,275.00

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A dry suit is a type of waterproof and insulated suit worn by water sports enthusiasts and professional divers to protect against the elements.

A dry suit works by keeping water out, while trapping a layer of air between the body and the suit to keep the wearer warm. This is achieved through the use of waterproof and airtight seals, such as latex gaskets and zippers, which prevent water from entering the suit.


Rescue dry suits are designed to provide protection and insulation for those involved in water rescue operations. They are made from waterproof and breathable materials to keep the wearer dry while offering thermal insulation in cold water environments.

Rescue dry suits are primarily used by professionals involved in water rescue operations, such as search and rescue teams, lifeguards, swiftwater rescue technicians, and Coast Guard personnel. These suits are also used by recreational divers, kayakers, and sailors who may find themselves in emergency situations where protection from cold water and hypothermia is critical. The key features of rescue dry suits include:

  1. Waterproof and Breathable Construction: These suits are constructed using advanced fabrics that prevent water from entering while allowing perspiration to escape, keeping the wearer dry and comfortable.
  2. Neoprene Seals: Neoprene wrist and neck seals provide a watertight seal, preventing water from entering the suit.
  3. Reinforced Construction: Rescue dry suits are built with reinforced seams and durable materials to withstand the rigors of water rescue operations and prolonged use.
  4. Integrated Boots or Socks: Some suits come with integrated boots, while others have attached waterproof socks. These features help keep the feet dry and protected.
  5. Reflective Panels: Many rescue dry suits incorporate reflective panels or tape for increased visibility in low-light conditions, enhancing the wearer's safety.
  6. Buoyancy Control: Certain suits have adjustable features, such as inflatable or foam-filled sections, to assist in buoyancy control during water rescue operations.
  7. Pockets and Attachment Points: These suits often feature strategically placed pockets and attachment points for carrying essential rescue equipment, such as knives, radios, and lights.


A wetsuit is made of neoprene and allows a small amount of water to enter the suit, which is then warmed by the body to provide insulation. A dry suit, on the other hand, is designed to keep water completely out, and is typically made of waterproof and breathable materials.

A dry suit is used in colder, often wet environments where the goal is to keep the user completely dry, such as cold-water diving, kayaking, or stand-up paddleboarding. In contrast, a wet suit is used in warmer water where the goal is to keep the user warm by trapping a thin layer of water between the suit and the skin, which is then warmed by the body. Wetsuits are commonly used in activities such as surfing, snorkeling, and swimming.


The main benefits of wearing a dry suit include improved comfort and safety, as well as the ability to stay warm in colder water. Dry suits also provide better insulation and protection against hypothermia, and can be worn for extended periods of time without discomfort.


Determining whether you need a rescue dry suit or a standard dry suit depends on the specific requirements of your activities and the level of potential risk involved. Here are some factors to consider when deciding between the two:

  • Activity Type: Consider the nature of the activity you will be engaging in. If you are involved in water-based rescue operations, swiftwater rescues, or other emergency response scenarios, a rescue dry suit may be more suitable. For activities such as kayaking, sailing, or diving where the focus is on personal recreation, a standard dry suit might be appropriate.
  • Safety Requirements: Assess the safety regulations or guidelines provided by relevant organizations or authorities overseeing the activity. Certain activities or professions may have specific requirements for safety equipment, including dry suits. For instance, professional rescue teams or water safety organizations may mandate the use of rescue dry suits to ensure the highest level of protection.
  • Buoyancy and Mobility: Consider the buoyancy and mobility requirements of your activity. Rescue dry suits often come with integrated buoyancy aids or built-in flotation features, which can be beneficial in situations where additional buoyancy is necessary. Standard dry suits may have a more streamlined design that allows for increased mobility, which can be advantageous for recreational activities like diving or paddling.
  • Durability and Reinforcements: Assess the durability and reinforcements of the dry suit. Rescue dry suits are typically built to withstand rugged and demanding conditions. They often have reinforced areas, such as knees, elbows, and seat, to provide extra protection during rescue operations. Standard dry suits may have a more lightweight design, which can be preferable for recreational purposes but might not offer the same level of durability as rescue-specific suits.
  • Thermal Protection: Consider the water temperature and climate of your intended activities. Both rescue dry suits and standard dry suits provide insulation and protect against cold water. However, rescue dry suits may have additional features like removable liners or integrated insulation systems that allow for customization based on varying water temperatures.

Once you decide on which style of dry suit you need, there are several other important factors to consider. First, consider the material of the suit. Look for a suit made of durable and waterproof materials, such as Gore-Tex or Cordura, which will provide protection against the elements and last for many seasons. Second, think about comfort. Proper fit is crucial for a dry suit to function effectively. It should fit snugly but allow for a full range of motion without restricting movement. The suit's seals, including the wrist and neck seals, should create a watertight barrier to prevent water from entering. It is essential to follow the manufacturer's sizing guidelines and consider individual body measurements when selecting a rescue dry suit. Third, consider insulation. Choose a suit with adequate insulation for the water temperature and activity level. Fourth, pay attention to the seals. Ensure that the seals are airtight and durable, and look for suits with replaceable seals. Finally, consider the price. Determine your budget and look for a suit that offers the features you need at a price that fits within your budget. With these factors in mind, you can find a dry suit that provides the protection and comfort you need for your water activities.


Proper care of your dry suit is important to ensure its longevity and performance. To care for your dry suit:

  • Rinse the suit with fresh water after each use to remove any salt or dirt.
  • Hang the suit to air dry, and avoid storing it in direct sunlight or high heat.
  • Inspect the seals regularly for signs of wear or damage, and replace them as needed.
  • Store the suit in a cool and dry place, away from any sharp objects or sources of heat.


Yes, you can wear additional layers under a dry suit, depending on the water temperature and your activity level. However, it's important to avoid wearing layers that are too thick, as this can affect the fit and mobility of the suit. Additionally, you should avoid wearing cotton or other materials that can absorb moisture and cause discomfort or hypothermia.

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